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Jul 8

Le Mans cars from 1923-79 race out onto circuit again

(Photo courtesy Ultimatecarpage.com)

Since 2002, the Le Mans Classic has been held every other year on the Circuit de la Sarthe. (Photo courtesy Ultimatecarpage.com)

Introduction:

First held in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one the greatest annual sports events. However, unlike most other events, Le Mans’ rich heritage can actually be celebrated by bringing the protagonists, the cars, back to the track.

Since 2002, this is done biennially with the Le Mans Classic. This twice-around-the-clock event features cars from the 1920s all the way through the early 1980s, spread over six grids.

Jul 8

F1: New FIA ban on ‘FRIC’ suspensions could hurt front-running teams

2014 F1 Pre Season Test 1 - Preview Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain. Monday 27 January 2014. The front suspension on the new Toro Rosso. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T8110

A ban on ‘FRIC’ suspension systems will be most detrimental to the teams that have had the most success via the system. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The FIA is planning a clampdown on ‘FRIC’ or front-to-rear interconnected suspension systems, which have been in widespread use in recent seasons as a tool for controlling constant ride height.

In essence, Charlie Whiting has decided that teams have been pushing the limits – and feels that systems planned for 2015, and systems that the FIA is already well aware of, will be a step too far.

Jul 8

NGT Motorsport withdraws from TUDOR Championship

(Photo: John Dagys)

Business and family obligations for MOMO partner/driver Henrique Cisneros has led to the decision to park the No. 33 car. (Photo: John Dagys)

NGT Motorsport announced Tuesday that it has withdrawn from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with immediate effect.

The Florida-based team, which has fielded the MOMO-sponsored No. 30 Porsche 911 GT America in the first five rounds of the championship, will not take part in the remainder of the season except for the Circuit of The Americas race in September.

Jul 8

Carlos Sainz Jr. in frame for Formula One seat

Carlos Sainz Jr. may soon find himself a full-time driver in Formula 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz Jr. may soon find himself a full-time driver in Formula 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz Jr. has emerged as a possible candidate for Caterham, thanks to the Formula One team’s relationship with Red Bull, and a deal has been discussed for the Spaniard to race for the team this season.

Sainz Jr., his father and Helmut Marko were seen paying a visit to the Caterham motorhome during the course of this past weekend.

Jul 7

Video: Chris Froome becomes first man to bike the English Channel

There are many ways you can get from England to France. Among the more popular ways are to fly, take the ferry or to ride the train through the Channel Tunnel.

However, there are also some less sophisticated ways such as swimming, parachuting or jumping (attempted in vain by Ron Obvious in “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”). Never, however, has anyone gone from one country to the next … by cycling.